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Section 3 8 Pages. VOL. CXX.VIII. NEW SERIES NO. 17,854, LOUISVILLE, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1917. SUNDAY PRICE FIVE CENTS. -ATTACKED FROM BEHIND, CHARGE lAUGUSTE RODIN HELLS PERIL CONGRESSMEN BOER CHIEF'S SON NOW BRITISH HERO TIME OF JOY FOR SOLDIERS DIES NEAR PARIS Dr. Bradley's Nose Broken In Clash With Calldemier. Americans In Danger OivBel-gian War Front. Dirt Thrown In Faces When Bullets Hit Near Them. Christmas Celebration Plans Are Maturing Rapidly. End Comes To One of Most Famous Sculptors. Charges Against Veterinarian Cause of Trouble. Citizens Show Spirit of Hearty Co-operation. Work Given Recognition After Long Fight. Local and Neighborhood Society HYDRO AIRPLANE LEAVES BRITISH SHIP TO CHASE AWAY A HOSTILE AIRPLANE MET IN. OFFICE LOBBY During a physical encounter yesterday morning between Dr. Edwin Calldemier, County Veterinarian, and Dr. a A. Bradley, also a veterinarian, In the lobby of the entrance to the office buiiddng of the Louisville Trust Company, Dr. Bradley's nose was broken and he was otherwise injured about the head and face. Both men were on the way to the office of Attorney Robert L. Page, counsel for Dr. Calldemier, when ,they met In the lobby of the building, while wait ing for an elevator. After Dr. Brad-lay had been revived he said he :had . been struck fronvbehind. and that 'after he had been rendered unconscious by the first blow he had. been struck again several times, one of which blows had broken his nose. Dr. Bradley was taken into the bar ber ship adjoining the lobby and after the blood had been washed from his face he went to the office of Attorney Page, where Dr. Calldemier had al ready repaired, but mutual friends of the combatants keDt them nnart iin til a meeting to which both had been summoned had adjourned and Dr. Bradley and his friends left the build ing. Before leaving the building to nave nis injuries dressed Dr. Bradley said that he was unaware of impending danger until after he had been struck, and that he knew nothing until he had been revived a few minutes later and found his nose broken. ' Attorney Slakes Statement. According to a statement made by Attorney Page, in behalf of his olient, the trouble between the two men grew out of charges preferred against Dr. CaHdemier by Dr. Bradley in which the latter charged the former with making livestock dealers pay a fee for ,a certificate showing that cattle at the Bourbon Stock Tards was in good physical condition and ready for Shipment, it being alleged by Dr. Bradley that all such charges were illegal and that it was the duty of Dr. Calldemier to issue audi certificate without profit to himself, because of his official position. Preferred Weeks Ago. The charges were preferred before County Judge Samuel W. Greene several -weeks ago, it was learned yesterday, and had been referred by him to a special comm'ittee of the Fiscal Court composed of Magistrates Daoher, Wheeler and Samuels, and the committee had set the hearing for 11 o'clock yesterday morning in the office of Attorney Page, counsel for Dr. Calldemier. Shortly after the physical encounter between the two veterinarians, H. O. Williams, counsel for Dr. Bradley, appeared on the Boene and accompanied his client to the scene of the proposed investigation and remained in the office of Attorney Page until the investigation had been postponed and then left the building with his client. After the meeting had adjourned it was announced- by ilagisti-ate Frank Dacher, chairman of the Investigating Committee, that all of the charges preferred against Dr. Calldemier by Dr. Bradley, with the exception of that of negleot of duty, had been admitted by Attorney Page on behalf of his client, and that the investigation had been postponed ' to give counsel in the case an opportunity to furnish the committee with the law covering the oharges. In connection with the fee said to have been charged the livestock dealers by Dr. Calldemier in order to get a release for their cattle. Attorney Page said yesterday that Dr. Calldemier had been acting on an opinion given by him more than two vears ago that he was permitted under the law to make such a charge. He said all charges made by Dr. Bradlev with reference to the fees charged by Dr. Calldemier had been admitted by him to the Investigating Committee of the Fiscal Court yesterday, and that it was his purpose to produce to the committee the law to substantiate his contention that Dr. Calldemier was acting within his rights. . . . ARREST TREASURER OF IRRIGATION COMPANY Concern Said To Have Obtained $900,000 From Investors. Los Angeles. Soy. IT. Charles E. Arnold treasurer of the Delta Land & Water Company of Utah, was arrested here , to-day for alleged fraudulent use1 of the mails in the sale of land in Beaver county, Utah. The arrest grew out of sixty suits filed by purchasers for recovery of payments and which they won. rnold, retired capitalist, formerly of Milwaukee, denied he directed the affairs of the company. He was released on bond. Post-office inspectors said the company obtained at least $900,000 from the investors in Southern California. Stockholders who , won their suits alleged the land was worth 50 cents an acre, while they paid $3u and 70 an acre, for stock In an irrigation project fathered by the company. THOUSANDS APPLY FOR GOVERNMENT INSURANCE. Washington, Nov. 17. Applications for more than $552,000,000, of life insurance had been received today by the Treasury Department. This represents a little more than one month's operation " of the war insurance act, by which soldiars. sailors, marines and nurses li? active service, in addition to family allowances and death and disability compensation furnished by the Government without charsre, may buy Government life insurance. The gi-eat sum represents 64,165 applications. , . , The average amount of Insurance applied for, counting- officers and men Is $8,603. Applications are coming in at the rate of approximately 4,000 or 5,000 a -day. Capt. Louis Botha. Capt. Louis Botha, son of General Botha, who fought the British in the Boer war, is now proudly serving his king and country and has been made aide de camp to the commander-in-chief. At the age of nine young Botha went through the South African war with his father to the end. In the present war he has served in the South African rebellion, in German Southwest Africa, in German East Africa and since July in France. Few men in the trenches have seen more war service than this young captain- BODY OF ASYLUM INMATE EXHUMED BY COURT ORDER BESITLT OF AUTOPSY- MADE BY PHYSICIANS WILL BE EE-PORTED TO JTTD3E. Maysville. Ky., Xov. 17. The horrible tales of mistreatment of patients at Longview Asvlum. near Cincinnati, caused relatives here to exhume the body of Edward' Stewart, who died suddenly at that institution last week and was buried in the cemetery here Saturday. Three Cincinnati physicians at the direc tion Of Judge Xinnert. of Cincinnati. and Charles Stewart, a brother here. conducted an autopsy. A large abrasion was found on the forehead, which had amiareirtlv bsen treated to prevent showinir. hut jiid-? from t'iiis it i.s not known what the physicians found in their examination. as they were to present their findings to the Hamilton county grand jury. Stewart's brother declares his skull was fractured. UNFURL SERVICE FLAG OVER PULPIT TO-DAY Sixteen Young- Men of Hie-Mand Baptist Church Now In Army. A beautiful silken service fin.- will be untuned over the pulpit in the Highland Baptist church at 11 o'clock this morning in honor of the sixteen young men who have gone from that congregation-, into the United States army. - The flag is presented to, the church by -Mrs. Scott il. Duncan and Mrs. Trevor Whayne, mothers of three enlisted boys. It is a handsome banner of heavy silk and in the white center that is bordered with red are sixteen blue stars, and embroidered In red are the names of the young soldiers in whose honor the flag Is given. The presentation will be made by the Hev Dr. John R. Sampey, who Is supplying the pulpit of the l-Itgh-land ,-Uapti.st church in the absence of the Kev. A. Paul Bagby, wo is at Camp Zachary Taylor. Mr. arid itrs. Scott M. Duncan's sons in the service are. First Lieut. Scott Duncan, in the Signal Corps of the aviation -service, and James Duncan, who is at Camp Upton. Mr. and Mrs. Trevor YVhayne's son is John Whayne, in the officers' training camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison. The other young soldliers in whose honor the flag was presented are: Lawrence Kelly, Eugene Kurtz, Courtney Newkirk, Herbert Brooks, Brent Alford, Robert Laufer. Howard Kirk, Louis Morris, Colgan Norman, Clay Hawkins, Duncan Boisseau. Dr. Le.Mar Xeb'.itt and William CrisrAy, who was recently reported wou'ndei in a German raid on a detachment of American soldiers in the trenches "somewhere in France." CHILD BADLY BURNED WHEN CLOTHING IGNITES Hickman, Ky.. N'ov. it. The 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rich Dowell, who reside in West Hickman, was frightfully burned yesterday, the skin being completely burned off of her face, arms, chest and legs and her recovery is very doubtful. She was playing in the fire when her clothes ignited. Her brother, who is a year or so older, threw two buckets of water on the niaF.i of her burn-ir.g clothing and extinguished the flames. Man Dies From Burns. Maysville. Ky.. Nov. 17. Earl Pond died at his home near here as a result of burns received last Sunday. He attempted to start a Are in the kitchen stove and picked up a can ho thought contained coal oil and when he touched a match, to the saturated kindling it flashed out, sotting him afire and he was terribly burned about the head and body. STEAMER REPORTED WRECKED ENTERS SOUND Seattle. Wash.. Nov. J7. The Japanese freighter Saik.ii Marti, which yesterday was reported wrecked on the Japanese coast, to-day entered the Puget Sound, according- to reports reaching Seattle. The boat was due here to-day. Tt was believed the Saf-kai name probably was confused in wireless iessages with the 'name of some other Japanese boat, which has stranded- . 1 RETURN TO ENGLAND 'By the AssorIatd Pre.ia.) BKITJSH FKOXT IX BELGIUM, Friday, Nov. 16. Five member of '.he party of American Congressmen aid private citizens who spent ycs-.erday and part of to-day visiting the Belgian war zone had a narrow es cape from death or injury this morn ng when they were caught in a sud ten burst of German machine sun-nre, while Inspecting the front line :renche,s near Dixmude. j jie .Americans in danger were Congressman C. C. Oil!, of Spokane, Wash.; Congressman Charles B. Tim- berlake, of 'Colorado: Congressman John F. Miller, of Seattle. Wash.; Congressman Albert Johnson, ot Washington, and lormer Representa tive Stout, of Montana. Nobody was hit, but ir was one of those p'ecullur freaks of fortune which soldiers call .uck. because the shots came li .hower so elosp lo them that -eemed almost certain someone must oe wounded, although they were ex posed only for n brief time. Shell Drops Ten Yards Away. 'j ne otiurr seven mcniuers ui the party were in another section of the trench and were not disturbed by the fire. .Later, however, when all the Americans were together, the Germans dropped a big shell some ten yards away, seriously endangerln; everyone. One member'in describing the incident to the correspondent later said he and his companions heard the shell coming. "Jt sounded like the roar ot an air'plane," ho said. Again fortune favored them and no one was Injured. Both these situations were fraught with dancer, as anyone who Is moving constantly about the forward areas knows well. The visitors spent the night near the front and rose early this morning for a trip to the trenches in the vicinitv of Dixmude. The Belgian and German lines run within thirty yards of each other at one point, and it was there that the Ave men came into danger. At that distance It is quite easy to see anyone in the opposite trench who raises his head above the top. Only the usual firing was under wav when-th rarty, accompanied bv Belgian officers, reached tht place. Seen By Germans. The America were navuig an excellent view oi the lines w uc, several of them got iito an expose position and were seen by tne ucr mans. Suddenly the enemy machine runs nearby begun a vicious chutte and bullets came whizzing acrotib tne narrow strip of No Man's Land at the rate of several r.unarea a mm Before the visitors realized the sit uation bullets were whining all about them like a storm or nan, ana airt was being thrown into their faces aa onie of fthe steel bullet, .truck tt.iS"hSy ."r.ffr to mainMh'e3 ion of the trench. 1 hey all bentT honor of our flair rtrl , . o.i. HnM-n for cover, but al! might easily have been caught, since it does not take more than a small fraction of a minute for a machine frun to account for a number or men 11 Lne buool-Inu is accurate. The Americans departed this afternoon for Encland. On arrivinsr at the port whence they sailed they said their trip to the Belcian front had been most satisfactory and that the reception accorded them could cot have been more cordial. They vers especiailv pleased at the Invitation of Kinfr Albert to take tea with him. The Kins' made them feel very welcome and chatted freely with them for some time. The American Minister. Brand Whitlock. also was present at the invitation of the King. Other members of the party who were endangered by the shell, in addition to the five who were under machine Frun fire, were Congressman Parker, of N"ew Jersey: Taylor, of Colorado: Goodwin. of Arkansas: Stephens, of Nebraska, and Hicks, of New York, and former Representative Hammond, of Nebraska. DITTO GETS COMMISSION IN U. S. AVIATION CORPS Louisville Man First To Be Made Officer At Second Camp. Evan L. Ditto, of 1232 Cypress street, is the first Louisville man to receive his commission at the Second Officers- Training; Camp at Fort Ben jamin Harrison. He has been made Second Lieutenant in the Aviation Corps, and will leave for Garden City. Long Island. N. Y., Tuesday night to undergo more intensive training. The reason Mr. Ditto was given his commission in advance of others is that he took a special examination order to get to an aviation train ing camp at the earliest possible moment. Only one other member of the company got a commission. Before ne went to rort ncujumiu Harrison Lieut. Ditto was for six years assistant engineer in the Government service, assigned to the work on the cana! here. He had to pass his examination for an officer in the infantry before the could be examined for the aviation service. Although he has no definite information on the matter, he believes that the rest of the officer candidates at Fort Benjamin Harrison will be given their commissions November 27. FOUR OFFICIALS PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO TAKING COAL Cleveland. O.. Nov. 17. Pleas ot not guilty cn charges of obstructing interstate commerce in holding up and confiscating coal from, a New York Central railroad train on November 1 and 2 were entered to-day before Federal Judge Westenhaver by Mayor "William J. Carmictaael. of Wi il o u ffh b y : Prosec u t o r CI eo rge C. Yon Beseier and two - deputy marshals of Lake "county. Bail was fixed at $3,000 and the hearing was continued to the, week of December' 10. LETTERS FROM 'HOME FOLK' Big-hearted citizens of three States are hastening to the front to enlist under the standard of Santa Claus. One thought furnishes an inspiration for every recruit to this army of good cheer a desire to make Christmas of 1917 at Camp Zachary Taylor season of untold joy to the men in khaki. Contributions have begun to roll in for the Christmas celebration Promises of gifts are coming, too. Plans of the Courier-Journal Camp Zachary Taylor Christmas Club hav been previously outlined. The Cou rier-Journal. with the sanction of Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale, comniandei of the 84th Division, will erect trees at the Louisville cantonment in front of each regimental headquarters on Christmas eve. Kach tree will be a masterpiece among such honored in stitutions of the Yuletide, All trees will be elaborately decorated and II lumineci. Through the efforts of the Christ mas Cheer Club, gifts sent by the "folks back home" will be placed On the trees. Along with these will g thousands of sifts tot be provided di rectly through the efforts of the club, iivery energy will be centered on making" the distribution 'of (rifts unanimous. "Each soldier must have at least one Christmas remem brance" is the Blojran which has bsen adopted by the club members. Letters of Commendation. Hundreds of letters of indorsement and oners ot co-operation have .ar rived already. But the runic ia hie and it mus enlist the support of thousands of men and , women in Kentucky, Indiana and Southern Illi- tnuac luciiLnteu wmi me move' ment declare. Extracts are printed below from some OI the letters a rparlv rooaU.-ol MaJ. Joljn H. Leathers I want to be represented in a small wav in making- our boys at Camp Zachary Taylor have some Chrlstmni Hir other folks and enclose you herewith a sman cnacK ior that purpose, remember when I -a-as r vmini- rederate. soldier we were all bova men now we looked and Inntr! fn something- from home at Christmas time and. how disappointed nven the poorest dov would reef it he was slighted and how happy the rest of uh who were roruinate enough to ceive something- from home, to divide around among- those who could not hear from home. Even a plain home-made, old-fashioned ginger -c 11 e ii ni iioine, tnougn it might be as hard as a rock when -it reached ua, was more highly prized than if it had come from Dalrnonico's It waa from home. So I hope the fund you raise will be larg-e enough to maite very Doy in camp feel that we are tniniting of him especially at tnw nappy season of the year and honor of our flag and add tn its srlnrv and renown, everywhere and anywhere they may be called. , m Wants No Empty Socks. Cale Young Rice You most certainly may enroll my name on the Camp Zachary Taylor Christmas Cheer Committee. If there is a boy in that camp who feels lonely on Christmas day because his sock is empty, it Bhould be because there, is a hole in tho sock, not in the heart of Louisville's generosity. For that generosity must be abidingly rich and full while there is a German army anywhere except in Germany, or a soldier of tho Allies still bleeding from that army's God-forsaken brutality. A full Btfck for every boy will help us to sock it to militarism. James TP. Fairleigh Your happy idea of bringing Christmas cheer to the boys at Camp Zachary Taylor Is one that will not only appeal to them but also to their folks at home. Y'ou may call upon me . to assist you bv personal work in this splendid undertaking and I also enclose my chock Dr. -T. H. Baker It's little enough that us old superannuates like Hanta Clans and myself can do for the "boya in khaki," and we certainly ought to give freely even if not largely to cheer 'em along. Stealing from the Kaiser, "God is with us and our cause." The Rev. E. Y. Mullins I wish to express my profound sympathy with the plan of the courier-Journal to serve as Santa Claus for tho hnvB at the camp. It Is a great idna. and l hope it will De a tremendous suc cess. I am glad to enclose my check for a small amount, and wish It could be more. Plan Must Not Fail'. Charles T. Ballard It wfil give me Dlea'sure to have mv name onrnlli nt. a member of the Courier-Journal Camp Zachary Taylor Christmas Cheer Club. I am Inclosing herewith a check for the uso ol Lnai wuo as intsy may tnniK proper. Louisville has always been generous to worthy causes, and I know she cannot "fall down" in this tribute to our soldiers, who are risking, so much for the benefit of the public. A. O. (jroshorn t heartily anDrove of your plan for. distributing Yuletide gifts io tne soicuerB at Lamp zacnary Taylor. There is nothing more gratifying than to give joy and pleasure to others, and especially to those who have left their homes and given their services to their country. The mite l send I wish to be given to those who have no "home folk" to remember them with Christmas Kieeting. YS hue others receive, thev should not be forgotten, and when thev are "over there," theday may be one of thflr happiest memories. I cheerfully enroll my name as one of the Couriur-Journat's Camp Zachary Taylor Christmas Cheer Club. W. Hume Logan Inclosed find our check as a vote in favor of a merry Christmas for "our boys." There Is nothing too good for these boys away from the comforts of home. Let's give them a time they will ne'er forget. "Wants Soldiers To Participate. Marvin H. Lewis I take pleasure in inclosing heck to add to the Christmas cheer of our soldier boys at Camp Zachary' Taylor. The Idea is excellent. Personally, I have found my greatest en-Jovfhent at Christmas time In actually participating m the festivities. May l make the suggestion that the happiness of t-ur soldier boys would be lncreas-d if some means could be found bv whih they may actually take part in the celebration. Instead of merely being spectators and the recipients of gifts cji thaf occasion. J. Morton Morris I thank the Courier. Journal for the opportunity afforded to join th$ Camp Zachary Taylor Christmas Cheer Club. Of course, I want to come In on. this in the little way I can. Nobody can' uccessfully substitute for 1 . : Lowering a big This biir British airplane was being transported on board an airplane carrying vessel when an enemy air-im j, t mtn -ornti-T tho nlnriB chased awav the plane, evidently bent on ucmei, no " ..ffift aar. That task finished, Wtoffl'Slto ship and Raised to deck by it was lowered into the water. COMPLETE TAKING OF TESTIMONY IN RATE CASE Boads' Tinances Not So Serious As Contended, Shippers Say. Washington. Nov. 17. Taking of testimony in the hearing of ne lj per cent, advance freight rate case before the Interstate Commerce Commicsion was comDieteu to-aa with the introduction of witnesses by shippers in an elfort to snow mu the financial condition ot tne railroads is not as serious as had been contended, and that an increase in freight rates now la unwarranted. The principal witness was umiuru Thorne, whd gave an. exhaustive re view of statistics prepared Dy tne shippers tending to show that railroad securities had not declined as much us some others, and tnat earnings of the thirty-eight Eastern roads interested already had exceeded by $60,000,000 since January 1 tho estimates the railroads have of their earninut; lor 191 1, when tne case was heard earlier In the year. Representatives of Southwestern cattlo interests testified that an in- creaee m rates even in eastern territory only would work a hardship on the industry which tliey sam naa been abnormally bad for the raisers for two years. Ed C. Lassiter, who raiHRK cattle on a large scale in Texas, stated that the cattlemen who shipped to the Middle Western mar kets would be allecteo oy tne rates in the East, because the packers would consider the increased transportation cost in purchasing. Sam Cowan, representing the Na tional Livestock Shippers' Protective Association, read telegrams lrom cattlemen saying their situation was serious because or tne aroutn anu hlirh cost of feed. One from Ike T. Pryor. president of the American Cattle Kaisers' Association, stated that the supply of calves this year would be 40 ner cent, below normal. Beniamin C. Marsh, executive sec retary of the American uommlttee on the High Cost of Living, filed a brief attacking the proposed increase and suggesting we have meatless days and wheatless days, and would It not be inappropriate to have some divldendless days.' Arguments will be heard Monday. 'home folks,"- but here is hoping' that this check may make some boy know hat we all would like zo. Frank D. Bernheim It gives me ereat pleasure to inclose my check for the niirr-h-iw nf Christmas srifts for the soldiers at Camp Zachary Taylor. Trust our CiirjMmas une-er uuo wiij receive ha support it so richly deserves. Speaks From Experience. Mnrrv E. Pflnffit Yes ! To be sure, bi ll means, enroll my name on the Cheer Club. No one who haa not had a like experience can reauze wmit a aiamai, all scone, homesick feellne Pftmfs over the poor fellow who is away from home ana" dear ones at Christmas time. Th touner-journai aeserves Lne commendation for this splendid evidence of public spirit. A. H. Kooinson Lnmimas cneer ior rrin hovs In khaki at camp zachary Taylor! This appeals to me, as no doubt it Will to mail uuicia. c ucvci bvi frtn old to welcome Santa Claus, and none of us should lose the opportunity this Christmas ox rju. ne neA.1 ujie o lnntr wav off and none of us. in these troublous times, can foresee what may happen. My check is inclosed for a help-out. Here's hoping that your lau dable undertaking will be a success. Mrs - J. D. Stewart It is a great pleasure for me to be able to contribute through your kind efforts, a little at least to the Chrtitmas cheer of our boys at Camp Zachary Taylor. I thank you for the privilege. Fred J. Drexler-I am glad to have ah opportunity to do my bit by Joining tho Courier-Journal's Camp Zachary Taylor Christmas Cheer Club. I am willing to be enrolled in any club that atands for doing something for our boys In khaki I know it will be a great pleasure for the boys to learn that n-;.st is not lost in . them during the Christmas holidays: C M. Phillip The Courler-.lournal has' a verv peculiar way of getting next to mv feelings somehow or other on the Christmas Cheer Club idea, and as one of the homefolks whose boy will spend his Christmas away out on the ocean I feel 'a lump ris In my throat. I am send'.ns you a little bit to help the boys near home have a Merry Christmas. British hydroairplane to chase away an . . ATTILLA COX, JR., TO SAIL FOR FRANCE IN DECEMBER Iouisville Man Will Serve United States In Interest of the Bed Cross. Attllla Cox, Jr., one of the best known citizens of Louisville, will go to France early In December in the interest of the Red Cross. He is at present in Washington, where he went for the purpose of offering his services. That his offer was accept- ATTILLA COX, JR. ed is evidenced by a telegram received by his family yesterday afternoon, containing the news of his approaching departure. No details were given by Sir. Cox, who will not return until the middle of the week. Mr. Cox has been a liberal contributor to many funds raised for the uplift of humanity and in the Interest of the city of Louisville. He is a well-known attorney, and in the last election was one of the three candidates for County Commissioner on the Democratic ticket, which went down to defeat. U. S. FARM BANKS MAKE BIG GAINS ON LOANS Depository Here Advances $1,391,-900 On $12,697,477 Applications. Special to The Courier-Journal. Washington. Nov. 17. The Federal Farm Loan Board announced to-day that during the month of October the twelve Federal Land Banks paid out to farmers of the United States in 5 per cent., loans under the Federal farm loan system $7,374,044. This was practically double the amount paid out during the previous month and Indicates that the process of making loans trough the Federal Land Banks Is being speeded up materially. The total amount now paid out to farmers is $21,010,138. It is fully expected that from now on more than $8,000,000 will be paid out each month. During October the twelvo Federal Land Banks received applications for loans amounting to $27,-41C.4S3 and approved loans amounting to $20,119,240. This brings the total applications for loans in the hapds of the twelve Federal Land Banks up to a grand total of $193,250,345. This represents the applications only of organized farm loan associations totaling approximately 3,000, one-half of which have actually been chartered and the other half on which awaits action by the Federal Land Banks. In addition the Federal Land Banks estimate that there are approximate ly 2,000 other farm loon associations beinc organized in the United States which, when their applications are filed, will bring the grand total of applications to nt-arly double the present amount. The amount of loans applied for and the amount of loans actually- closed and paid out In Kentucky were $3,577,155 and $258,500, respectively. The volume of business trensacted by the Louisville Federal Land Bank follows: Applications, $12,007,477, and loans closed. $1,391,900, which Is considered an unusually good showing. THREE KENTUCKY COUPLES WED IN JEFFERSONVILLE Wiiliam Morrison, 24 yenrs old. a railroad man, and Miss Brida Mc-Michael. 20 years old, of Louisville; Bryant Skeeter, years old, a farmer of Solway, Ky., and Miss Minnie Collard, 28 years old, a school teacher, of Letichfield, Ky.; Jennings Wheatley. 21 years old, a farmer of Meade county, Kentucky, and Miss Basil Atcher. 18 years old. of Hardin county Kentucky, were married in Jeffersonvllle yesterday. life attacking enemy plane. pulleys, the same apparatus by which BAPTIST TRAINING SCHOOL SESSIONS BEGIN TO'DAY Daily Attendance Throughout the Week Expected To Be Around 500 Persons. Under auspices of the City Baptist Young People's Union the sixth annual meeting of the Louisville City Training School will be held in the church at Third and St. Catherine streets this week. To-day's session will begin at 3 o'olock, but the res.t of the week evening sessions will be held beginning at ti o'clock and lasting to 9:30. In order that those who have to work during the day may be enabled to attend the meetings lunch will be served free each night at 7 o'clock. Miss Sadie Tiller, of the Baptist Sunday-school Board, ol Nashville, will lead in the work and study of the Junior B. Y. P. U.: Arthur Flake, of the Baptist Sunday-school Board, Nashville, will conduct classes in the Senior B. Y. P. U.. and X. T. Barnes, of the Kentucky State B. Y. P. U., will teach a class in "Christian Service." There will be demonstrations by the unions of the Highland, Fourth and Oak streets. Twenty-second and Walnut streets and Third ana bt. Catherine streets churches. It is expeoted that the attendance each day will be fully 500. and that at least 350 members will be enrolled in study classes. The churches In the city are divided Into four convenient districts, and one aiscrici aioue expects to bring 300 to the opening. session on Sunday afternoon, maroh- ing to the church in a parade. Tne leaders of the districts are: Herbert Tavlor, L. E. Burton, II. M. LasTnan and H. AY. Rhiel. The officers of the city B. 1. I . lj.' are: C. S. Leavwi, president; a. u. Greer, secretary; J. Coleman Vick, vice president; E. A. Converse, Jr., treasurer; V. A. Beam, chorister; Allan D. Owens, pianist; 'William T. Zerr, extension leader. FRENCH PREMIER TO LIFT BAN ON POLITICAL NEWS Clemenceau Sets Becord Forming' New Ministry. In Paris. Friday. Nov. 16. The French Government, under the new. Premier Georges Clemenceau, It is reported here to-night, will suppress the political censorship immediately. As to the military and diplomatic censorship a special office will be established at the War Department to advise the newspapers daily as to what news ought not to be published as dangerous to the conduct of the war. An editor disregarding the advice would risk court-martial. As regards charges of treason and relations with the enemy, It Is said that the Premier intends to avail himself of the existing special war legislation to defer all such cases to military tribunals. At present treason is tried before a military tribunal anxl cases of commerce with the en emy before a civil tribunal. M. Clemenceau presented the Min Istry to Pre-sident Poincare at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon. The rapidity of the formation of the Ministry establishes a record in French politics. Premier Clemenceau began his task at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and completed it within twenty-four hours. A committee of Radicals and Radical Socialists, by a vote of 59 to 26, approved of members of the party participating in the Ministry. The attitude of the Socialists after the resignation ot Premier Painleve, however, prevented Premier Clemenceau from inviting any member of that party to hold office. , A new Ministry of Blockade and Invaded Regions. Has been created, to which Charles C.- A. Jonnart, Minister of Foreign Affairs In the Briand Cabinet, has been appointed. Senator Jeanneney, chairman of the senatorial Committee on Army Appropriations, has been appointed Under Secretary of State to Premier Clemenceau. with a seat in the Cabinet. Deputy Albert Favre has been appointed Under Secretary of the Interior, and Deputy Jules CeLs Under Secretary of the Navy, specially charged with questions concerning the submarine warfare. ITALY'S KING GIVES UP HIS VILLA TO REFUGEES. Washington. Xov. 1 7.--King Victor Emmanuel, official advices today frcm Rome say. has turned over his royal villa of Monza tn refusreep from the invaded regions. The dis patches also tell of the bestowal of the highly prized gold medal on of- flcere for deeds of extraordinary he roism. STRUGGLE AGAINST ABUSE Paris, Nov. 7. Auguste Rodin, the famous sculptor, is dead. AT. Rodin died in his villa at Meudon. in the outskirts of Paris, after an illness of a few days. Had he lived M. Rodin would have been elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts by almost unauiuiuus vote a week from to-day. Rodin struggled fifty years against poverty anu abuse and ridicule for his unconventional ideas before he achieved undisputed celebrity as one of the most famous sculptors of the world. Continuing his work until past his seventy-first year, he had. however, notwithstanding those eanv handicaps, still time to enrlrh th world with Innumerable examples of his impressionistic.- Inspirational works, which are prized both in Europe and America. When linally recognized. M. Rodin was hailed by his admirers as "the Michael Anselo of the modern world." He was a worker in mass, producing his subjects in detail only so far an would bring out his dominating conception. His work thus had a far less Hnished form than the conventional school of his day. Being tnus aheud of his time, it was only by degrees that he forced recognition. His own feeling was: "I had rather be under stood by a few than known to the world," and storms of criticism were never strong enough to turn him from his course. o Met Many Bebuffs. Born in Paris in 1840. of wretch edly poor parents,, he was first heard of in 1864, whenafter a short time spent in studying under Barye, he sent his mask, "The Man With tho Broken Nose," to the Salon. Although this Interesting head contained the germ of all that was great in his later work, it was refused, and his poverty obliged him to spend the next six years In the d.rudirerv of an artist's assistant, doing :dl tho tedious, mechanical, profitless labor of an artisan. Later he collaborated with a Belgian sculptor in carving figures for the Brussels Bourse and then tried his hand on potter's clav at a Sevres factory. His second attemot to gain recog nition at the Paris Salon was humiliating. He submitted, in 1877, "The Age of Bronze." onlv to hav it rejected and to have himself accused of casting it rom life Instead of ci eating an original work. Too dismayed lo recognize what was in reality an extraordinary testimonv to his powers, M. Rodin indignantly protested, while the Parisian critics heaped further abuse upon him. It was not until 18S0. after the exhibition of his .St. John the Baptist, that the tide began to turn in his favor. Struck wtn the. genius displayed in this work, the sculptor Boucher commissioned M. Rodin to execute a group of children for him. and anxious to find out how he obtained his results, watched him at work. To his astonishment Rodin composed the group in a few hours, and as soon as it was completfed Boucher rushed off to spread tho news among his friends, i eclaring that the man who could do what he had seen . Rodin do could certainly also have created "The Age of Bronze." Vindication Ccmes Late. It was Rodin's vindication, and in recognition of It. the work was purchased by the State, and ie now in the museum of the Luxembourg. From then on he created a number of notable works, among them his "Victor Hugo." "The Burgesses of Calais," and his statue of "Baizac." A bronze bust of "La France" by Rodin was piesented to the United States by the people of France during the tercentenary celebration of the discovery of Lake Champlaln, and has since been mounted on a monument to Champlaln at Crown Point, N. Y. In addition M. Rodin has executed busts for a number of wealthy Americans, and the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts through a gift of $25,000 by Thonufi Fortune Ryan, has obtained the largest single collection of the works of Rodin outside the artist's own studios. There are forty examples of his works in the New York museum. The sculptor married fit 23, when he was struggling the hardest against poverty, but he found in his bride a comrade and spur to ambition to whom he paid tribute many times. She served for many years as his model. INTEREST BEING SHOWN IN WAR ON "WHITE PLAGUE" Local Campaign For Sale of Red Cross Christmas Seals Begins In Earnest. Greater Interest than ever before is being: shown thU year In the flght against tuberculoma by the purchase of Red Cross Christmas Seals. The campaign under tho auspices of the Loulsvilio An-tl -Tuberculosis Association has started off in real earnest. Every effort is betfru? made by the association to impress upon all citizens their patriotic duty to help the association to meet its increasing responsibilities. More funds than ever are needed for the maintenance of Hazel wood Sanatorium and to equip this institution to care for soldiers who will be discharged from service afflicted with tuberculosis and unable to care for themselves, to restore them to health and to prevent the spread of this disease. In addition to business houses and In dividuals who are generously responding IU lite iUwl;i a iipveui lur iuiiub, la bor organizations, fraternal orders and clubs are contributing to the support of the Bed Cross by the purchase of seals. Subscriptions have been received rrom oaroers union, ioc.u ino. j; excelsior Lodge, No. 258, F. and A. M.; Eureka Chapter, No. 101, R. A. M.; Purity Chapter. N"o. 116, Order of Eastern Star; Daylight Lodge, No. 760, K. and A. M. ; Council of Jewish Women and Falls City Lodge, No. 376, F. and A. M. "The local Red Cross Committee is trying to capture the pennant offered by the national association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis to the city between 150.000 and 400,000 population, selling the greatest number of Christmas Seals per capita during tho present nation-wide . campaign. Last year the pennant was won by RocheoJ' ter, N. V., with a credit of 4.03 seals Der capita, Louisville's record beinir 'a-m per capita. This year's slogan of the Red Cross Christmas Seal workers is: "Buy thre times as many seals as you did last year and win the pennant."

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